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American Gem Society News
Thursday, May 17, 2018
The American Gem Society Announces 2018 Circle of Distinction Honorees »
The American Gem Society (AGS) will honor three esteemed leaders in the jewelry industry at its annual Circle of Distincti...
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
AGS Announces 2018 Circle of Distinction Honorees »
The American Gem Society (AGS) has announced that it will honor three esteemed leaders in the jewelry industry at its annu...
Friday, May 4, 2018
GIA Supports AGS with $50,000 Education Grant »
Institute’s support to sister organization reaches nearly $150,000 in 2018 The American Gem Society (AGS) will re...
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Doug Hucker Receives the 2018 Robert M. Shipley Award® »
Mark Moeller and Doug Hucker with Hucker's Robert M. Shipley Award ® . Doug Hucker...
Friday, April 6, 2018
An Ideal, Excellent, Very Good and All-Around Good Event to Attend »
On Monday, April 23 in Nashville, TN, you're invited to visit the AGS Laboratories ® Diamond Pavilion, where your fellow...
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Spend an Evening With Gems and Friends »
The AGS Suppliers' Reception and Showcase is a beloved Conclave event, dedicated to incredible jewelry, great food and fab...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Conclave's Nights in Nashville »
Nashville offers a vibrant scene at night, but you don't need to leave Conclave to have a memorable evening. We've lined u...
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Sunday Night Networking »
Kick-off Conclave at one of these popular networking events, Sunday, April 22! Learn the ins and outs of Conclave at the C...
Monday, February 26, 2018
The Networking Area: the Place to Network and Learn »
Usually, the Networking Area is a great place to catch up with friends and meet AGS Supplier and Sustaining Firm members....
Monday, February 26, 2018
Get a Professional Head Shot at Conclave! »
The AGS Young Titleholders (YTs) understand how important a great photo can be in your career. Back by popular demand, the...
Monday, January 29, 2018
Hearts On Fire Trivia Night »
Brought to You by the AGS Young Titleholders Hearts On Fire is excited to present the 2018 Young Titleholders Trivia...
Monday, January 29, 2018
Think Outside the Box with These Three Sessions »
In this month’s Conclave eNews , we are spotlighting three sessions that could change your way of thinking when it comes...
Friday, January 5, 2018
The Rare, Natural, and Timeless Beauty of Gemstones »
Anytime you get the chance to learn more about gemstones and jewelry directly from industry experts is something you don’t...
Thursday, January 4, 2018
The Power of Brand Building »
We are proud to announce the addition of a fourth featured speaker at Conclave in Nashville: Kathy Ireland! Her session, T...
Monday, December 4, 2017
Stay One Step Ahead With These Three Breakout Sessions »
As a member of the American Gem Society, the continuance of your education is important. Attending Conclave is an essentia...
Monday, December 4, 2017
Featured Speakers Focus on Change, Sales Influence, Body Language, and More! »
Featured speakers provide an added depth to your Conclave education. Like the keynote speakers, these are national thought...
Friday, November 3, 2017
What's New for Conclave 2018 »
Like Nashville, Conclave has changed over the years. Many of these changes have come from your feedback and ideas. This ye...
Monday, October 23, 2017
Nashville’s Speakers Create Music, Magic, and Lasting Memories »
Each year for Conclave, we want to introduce our members to keynote and featured speakers that make a lasting impression,...
Monday, September 11, 2017
Now Accepting Nominations for the 2018 Shipley Award »
Nominations Due by January 26, 2018   The American Gem Society is currently accepting nominations for the...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
A Night to Remember »
The 2017 Circle of Distinction Dinner was truly a night to remember. We appreciate your support of the American Gem S...
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
American Gem Society Circle of Distinction Dinner Honors Jewelry Industry Leaders »
Las Vegas, NV ( July 26, 2017) – A proud tradition in the American Gem Society (AGS) took place last night as the Societ...
Wednesday, June 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Gem Society Members Nominated for Women's Jewelry Association Awards for Excellence »
The American Gem Society (AGS) is pleased to announce that ten of the nominees for the Women’s Jewelry Association (...
Tuesday, June 27, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Circle of Distinction Spotlight: Dr. James Shigley »
The American Gem Society congratulates this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Dr. James Shigley! For more th...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Circle of Distinction Spotlight: Myriam Gumuchian »
The American Gem Society congratulates Myriam Gumuchian, vice president and director of sales at Gumuchian, as the recipie...
Thursday, May 18, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Circle of Distinction Spotlight: Peter Engel »
The American Gem Society congratulates Peter Engel, president of Fred Meyer Jewelers, as a recipient of this year’s AGS Tr...
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Conclave Sponsors and AGS Suppliers' Showcase »
The American Gem Society would like to acknowledge and thank the organizations that made Conclave possible through their s...
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Top Six Highlights of Conclave 2017 »
With an event as exciting as Conclave, it's a challenge to focus on just a few favorites. From the celebrity Keynotes to t...
Wednesday, April 12, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Gem Society Announces Award Winners at Conclave »
2017 Board Slate Also Confirmed   The American Gem Society (AGS) presented a number of prestigious awards at their...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Cathy Calhoun, CGA, Receives the Shipley Award at the 2017 Conclave »
Cathy Calhoun, CGA, of Calhoun Jewelers, is the recipient of the Society’s most prestigious honor, the Robert M. Shipley A...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
The 2017 AGS Board of Directors »
On April 8, 2017, the membership re-elected the AGS Board of Directors during the Membership Breakfast. Please join u...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Awards Announced at Titleholders Luncheon »
During the Titleholders Luncheon held on April 6, 2017, a number of awards were presented in honor of excellence, professi...
Wednesday, March 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
American Gem Society Members Show Their Support for Conclave »
The American Gem Society (AGS) has announced a list of sponsors for its annual Conclave, held April 5-8, 2017 at the Loews...
Thursday, March 16, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
AGS Announces 2017 Circle of Distinction Honorees »
The American Gem Society has announced that it will honor three esteemed leaders in the jewelry industry at its annual Cir...
Thursday, March 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Visit Our AGS Industry Partners at Conclave 2017 »
The Networking Area at Conclave is the place to enjoy refreshments and connect with fellow AGS members. It’s also t...
Thursday, March 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Arriving on Tuesday? Don't Miss These Events! »
If you’re arriving in Hollywood on Tuesday, April 4, then you’re invited to kick-off Conclave like the A-liste...

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Mission Statement

The American Gem Society (AGS) is a nonprofit trade association of fine jewelry professionals dedicated to setting, maintaining and promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional behavior through education, accreditation, recertification of its membership, gemological standards, and gemological research.

The Society is committed to providing educational products to inform and protect the consumer and to contributing to the betterment of the trade by creating industry standards to protect the jewelry-buying public and the fine jewelry industry as a whole.

AGS Laboratories, founded to support the AGS mission, is a nonprofit diamond grading laboratory with a mission of consumer protection. Adhering to the AGS Diamond Grading Standards, AGS Laboratories is dedicated to offering diamond grading reports that provide consistency and accuracy based on science.

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